At Saltwater Poke we are basically in the business of selling superfood! Seriously, our bowls are made of a combination of many of the worlds healthiest food. In fact, there is probably not a healthier place to eat in anywhere in the world, let alone in Bakersfield. Best of all, the food tastes as incredible as it is healthy!
But we aren't just going to say our food Is healthy, we are going to teach you why Its so healthy!
It's pretty common knowledge that fatty fish is good for you. The American Heart Association recommends eating fatty fish at least twice a week. This is due in large part to the naturally occurring Omega 3 fatty acids that fatty fish (and shrimp, crab, and scalops) contain. And while most people know that they should be getting more omega 3 in their diet, very few people understand just how important it is to their health and vitality!
Omega 3’s play a very important roll in everything from aiding in fat loss to reducing your risk of cardio vascular disease. From ensuring proper neurological development and cognitive function to improving joint health and mobility. The list of health benefits is truly massive!
What exactly is Omega 3?
Omega 3 fatty acids, along with Omega 6 fatty acids, are a class of essential fatty acids. That just means that they are considered essential as the body can not synthesize them and they must be obtained through diet. In the typical western diet, omega 6 fatty acids are consumed in abundance through grains and plant based oils, especially in processed and packaged foods. Omega 3 fatty acids, found primarily in cold water fish, however, are not as commonly consumed. Now, you may be thinking "can't I just get my omega 3s from flax seeds?" The answer is, "not really" Lets look at why.
Why Fish and not Flax?
There are three types of Omega 3 fatty acids: ALA (alpha-linoleic-acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic-acid), and EPA (eicosapentaenoic-acid).
It is important to distinguish between the three types of Omega 3, as EPA and DHA are found only in animal sources, while ALA is found abundantly in plant sources. While all three types of Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to provide positive benefits, a large amount of research supporting the positive health benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids are specifically referencing EPA and or DHA.
It should also be noted that the body can actually synthesize DHA and EPA from ALA, however it does so very inefficiently, so the only way to truly get an optimal amount of EPA or DHA in your diet is through consumption of cold water fish or through supplementation.
What are the benefits of DHA and EPA Omega 3?
So, if you want:
Then you need to make sure to eat fatty fish at least twice a week! Of course, you can enjoy a cool, refreshing poke bowl more than twice a week. There is no better (or healthier) way to beat the heat than joining us for Salt Water Poke!